Uganda Police fails to enforce Kaveera ban at Namugongo

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Wakiso. The Catholic Church, National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) and police have blamed each other for failure to implement the polythene bag (kaveera) ban announced two weeks ago.
Rev Fr Phillip Odii, the spokesperson of the Catholic Church, told Daily Monitor in a telephone interview yesterday that Nema had failed to deliver on their promise of providing alternatives.

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“Nema promised us alternatives to the kaveera, I don’t know why they have not delivered them at the venue,” Rev Fr Odii said.
“Our idea was to encourage a kaveera-free Martyrs’ Day. So, if people have gone ahead to carry the polythene bags, it could be because the sensitisation was not sufficient,” he added.

The Catholic Church announced a ban on the use of polythene materials (kaveera) during this year’s Uganda Martyrs Day celebrations as a measure to protect the environment.
As part of the implementation plan, Nema was supposed to provide the alternative bags as police ensured no polythene material entered the premises.


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